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Old 09-30-07, 08:45 PM   #1
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I was nearly involved in an auto accident!

I guess it was my turn today.

The sun was going below the horizon making it hard to see as the glare was effecting overall vision. As I was passing a mall, a car driven by an elderly man was slowly sticking the nose of his car into the road. I knew this guy could not see me so instead of taking a risk and riding past his bumper, I went behind him riding into the mall lot. At that very moment, I heard a loud crash as he collided with another car while entering the road. I was in shock! Both cars wrecked hard and one was destroyed.

Here's what I learned today. You really have to take special care once the sun starts to go down. This is the second accident I was nearly involved and it happened during this time of the day. Too many elderly are on today's roads and they are a danger. Ride safe.
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Old 09-30-07, 09:07 PM   #2
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I guess it was my turn today.

The sun was going below the horizon making it hard to see as the glare was effecting overall vision. As I was passing a mall, a car driven by an elderly man was slowly sticking the nose of his car into the road. I knew this guy could not see me so instead of taking a risk and riding past his bumper, I went behind him riding into the mall lot. At that very moment, I heard a loud crash as he collided with another car while entering the road. I was in shock! Both cars wrecked hard and one was destroyed.

Here's what I learned today. You really have to take special care once the sun starts to go down. This is the second accident I was nearly involved and it happened during this time of the day. Too many elderly are on today's roads and they are a danger. Ride safe.
good thinking, evasive action and glad to hear you're okay- could have been really bad. A friend of mine was nailed pretty bad (he recovered) by an elderly motorist approaching from behind, who was blinded by the setting sun. It's a dicey time to ride but this time of year many of us who commute are riding into some pretty blazing sunsets on the ride home. Thanks for the reminder.
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Old 09-30-07, 09:37 PM   #3
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Did you stop to offer to give your number as a witness?

Anyway, nice call.
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